Hayley & Zak
Hayley & Zak enjoying working hunter training at Dalry.

14th January 2022

Some dates for you diary

Ayr Riding Club is a member of British Riding Clubs (BRC) and follows the advice of BRC and HS (HorseScotland) when deciding whether to run training and competitions in the present circumstances.   The rules and regulations change fairly frequently so we will try to keep you up to date with what we are able to do.  

David Gatherer SJ Training will continue in 2022, the preliminary dates are as follows:-  1st February and 1st March (both Tuesdays) at Kirkton, 5, 6, and 7pm. Now on Equo.

Gail Smith drill rides will continue next year,  would you like them to start as early as February?

Debbie Rodwell will be doing pole and cross pole work at Gainford on the following dates:- 10th February, 10th March, and 7th April (all Thursdays) at 3, 4 and 5 pm. They’re all now up and open on Equo. Gainford Sports Horses is at High Gainford Farm, Fenwick, KA3 6AR, just off the Fenwick Stewarton road. The February session has spaces at 4 and 5 pm.


The Tree competition on 23rd October , at Muirmill, was well attended and enjoyed by everyone. Thanks to the committee, Iva and Wilma, and all the helpers for setting up the course, organising and dismantling the course. The TREC training session and the “ride a test” training session for dressage, on 28th November were enjoyed by all those who could get there (the first snow of winter hit us that Sunday).   Thanks to Frances, Tracey and Ailsa. for all your help.  We hope to run more Trec training sessions. Ailsa’s ride-a-test sessions on Saturday 23rd April at Muirmill are filling up fast – there are a few afternoon spaces if you are interested.


This took place on 17th November at the Fenwick Hotel. The committee is unaltered apart from Julie Hanna leaving after many years service on the committee. Julie was teams’ organiser for several years and also Vice-Chair and was well known for persuading people to be on teams or to join the committee. Julie was presented with voucher for a stay at Lindores Equestrian as a leaving present from the club.

Award to committee member; Congratulations to Claire Pringle who was awarded the BHS Scotland Volunteer of the Year award recently as she has helped at many of the BHS rides this year.

Thanks to all the helpers and riders who made the ARC/BHS Scotland ride on Irvine beach, on a lovely day, such a success.

All these events can be booked through Equo on the Events page, remember to click the box for discount if you are a member of ARC.

Membership can also be booked through Equo. The early bird membership for 2022 is £30; you can use Equo to buy your membership from 1st January 2022, remember to click on 2022 membership not 2021! BRC are not sending out individual membership cards in 2022 in order to decrease costs and waste.

Best wishes for the NEW YEAR from Ayr Riding Club to all our members and friends.